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  • The Palace of Chávarri, Mojácar Playa 2 weeks ago The Palace of Cháverri, as it was grandly known, is now the front bit of a huge box-like hotel in Marina de la Torre, run by the Fergus Hotel group and called the Hotel Alegría Palacio. Mojácar has succumbed to cheap all-inclusive tourism.In another time, the palace was a summer-home owned by a...
  • The Mojácar Story 4 weeks ago Mojácar is a beautiful town located on the coast in the Province of Almería in the south-east corner of Spain. It is small, relatively unknown and is home to several thousand northern European and Spanish settlers which, between them, make up about half of the population. The municipality is...
  • With the Free Press, Someone is Always Paying 1 month ago Our local free newspaper, The Euro Weekly News (Almería edition), lives from its advertisers. Evidently. It's not a pay-for newspaper with some responsibility to its readership.  Thus, its content can sometimes be somewhat partisan, taking the view, above all, of its clients.Such an example is a...
  • Sexist Toys 2 months ago Spanish toys can be sexist - you know, little fire engines for boys and pink dolls for girls. This naturally can stymie their later intentions to mature naturally and easily into either hetero- or homo-sexuals.You might think that the foregoing is ridiculous, but the 'Observatorio Andaluz de la...
  • Where the Sun Passes the Winter Season 3 months ago You've seen those endless agony of pictures from the Tourist Office - wide empty beaches, narrow empty streets, the impossibly long empty promenade? Honestly, it's not as bad as that here. There may not be many people around in the winter (the village, frankly, is a mess), but the weather is warm...

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Barbara
07:19 AM January 10, 2013

Long-time blog written by someone who really knows (and likes) Spain. Humorous and informative

Geoff Barlow
20:45 PM September 23, 2014

Always worth reading. Interesting, informative and often uplifting.

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